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Friday, October 28, 2011

Whirlpool Appliance Corporation Cuts 5000 Jobs

If you believe that America's "recession (depression)" ended in 2009- then I guess you await the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus like a small child...

It has been announced- in this story from The ASSOCIATED PRESS via The WICHITA (KS) EAGLE- that the Whirlpool Corporation- maker of kitchen appliances also sold under the names of Maytag and KitchenAid- will be cutting 5000 jobs in North America and Europe.

It's said the cuts are due to "soft demand" for Whirlpool's products as well as "higher cost for materials" to build those products.

Just yesterday (Thursday)- it was announced here at CSW and other news media outlets that the Whirlpool plant in Fort Smith Arkansas was closing in mid-2012.

About 1000 jobs were reportedly lost in the Fort Smith closing.

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